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Medical Abbreviation

72 common medical abbreviations

a.c. before meals
adl activities of daily living
bid twice a day
bm bowel movement
b/p blood pressure
c with
CAD coronary artery disease
cbc complete blood count
CHF congestive heart failure
c/o complains of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
D & C dilation and curettage
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DT's delirium tremens
D5W 5% dextrose in water
dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephalogram
EKG/ECG electrocardiogram
ENT ear, nose, and throat
ETA estimated time of arrival
ETOH ethyl alcohol, intoxicated
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
gtt(s) drop, drops
hs at bedtime, hour of sleep
Hct hematocrit
Hbg hemoglobin
hr heart rate
hx history
I & O intake and output
IM intramuscular
K+ potassium
MI myocardial infarction
MS morphine sulfate, multiple sclerosis
MVA motor vehicle accident
Na+ sodium
NaCl sodium chloride
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
prn as needed
pc after meals
PE pulmonary embolus
po by mouth
pt patient
q every
qd every day
qid 4x/day
qod every other day
qs quantity sufficient
RBC red blood cells
ROM range of motion
Rx prescription
s without
sl sublingual
SOB shortness of breath
sq subcutaneous
stat immediately
TB tuberculosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
tid 3x/day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
UA urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VO verbal order
Created by: lizzy.spangler